Men second at Gwynedd-Mercy, women fourth

GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. – Kevin Bowman (Westminster, Md./Brunswick) finished third overall to lead McDaniel to second-place finish at the Gwynedd-Mercy Invitational in men’s cross country action on Saturday.

            Bowman covered the 8,000-meter course in a time of 29:02.62 to lead the Green Terror, who finished with 41 points – 10 points behind team champion Gwynedd-Mercy.
            The women’s team finished fourth with 106 points running without two of its top four runners and competing with just five individuals. Ursinus, behind Christa Johnson’s sixth win in six races this year, won the 5K race with 41 points.
            Scott Pusateri (Accident, Md./Northern), running his first collegiate 8K race, followed Bowman across the line in fourth place with a time of 29:15.30.
                        C.J. Naper (New Windsor, Md./South Carroll) finished ninth overall (29:34.20) while Rob Kelvey (Westminster, Md./Westminster) crossed in 11th place (29:43.26).
            Cody Crutchley (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) rounded out McDaniel’s top five with a 14th-place finish in a time of 30:20.45.
            On the women’s side, Roxanne Fleischer (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) and Emily Peoples (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) finished sixth (20:45.72) and seventh (20:46.38), respectively.
            Jennifer Garnett (Los Altos, Calif./Homestead) was 21st overall with a time of 22:33.38 while Laura Shinn (Weehawken, N.J./Pennington) crossed 34th in a time of 23:42.04.
            Emily Hajjar (Frederick, Md./Urbana) rounded out the Green Terror competitors with a time of 28:12.21.
            McDaniel returns to action at the Gettysburg Invitational on Saturday.
 
Men’s Team Scores (8,000 meters, 74 competitors): 1. Gwynedd-Mercy 31, 2. McDaniel 41, 3. Ursinus 76, 4. Delaware Valley 78, 5. Lincoln 152, 6. Eastern 209, 7. Centenary (N.J.) 217, 8. Immaculata 223, 9. Alvernia 228.
 
McDaniel Finishers: 3. Kevin Bowman 29:02.62, 4. Scott Pusateri 29:15.30, 9. C.J. Naper 29:34.20, 11. Rob Kelvey 29:43.26, 14. Cody Crutchley 30:20.45, 18. Dan White 30:44.89, 20. Russell Morin 31:03.01, 24. Will Brandenburg 31:41.41, 54. Justin Kruemmel 35:41.71.
 
Women’s Team Scores (5.000 meters, 73 competitors): 1. Ursinus 41, 2. Delaware Valley 64, 3. Gwynedd-Mercy 87, 4. McDaniel 106, 5. Eastern 109, 6. Lincoln 165, 7. Immaculata 182, 8. Centenary (N.J.) 188.
 
McDaniel Finishers: 6. Roxanne Fleischer 20:45.72, 7. Emily Peoples 20:46.38, 21. Jennifer Garnett 22:33.38, 34. Laura Shinn 23:42.04, 64. Emily Hajjar 28:12.21.
 
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